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CHAPTER ELEVEN

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SOMEWHERE in the Hinterland north of the Thames, between the settlements of South Kensington and Gloucester Road, there is, on the very edge of modern civilization, a sign-post, one of whose arms points to the Hub of Empire, London, and the other, at right angles, to the uncolonized territory of Hayward's Grove. Who erected the sign-post is not known; probably Hayward. To the burgesses of South Kensington, and more particularly, to their wives, this mention of London is a source of irritation; for how can they persuade themselves that Town is `full' or `empty', according to whether they are or are not in residence, if Hayward continues to assert that `Town' is, in fact, somewhere else? But to the freemen of Hayward's Grove it is a source of pride that they should have a sign-post to themselves, and, on a wet night, a satisfaction that it should be so visible to their charioteers. For, left to himself, no cabman would take a gentleman in eveningclothes, a captain possibly, into so unpromising an alley.
By some accident the freeholds of the twelve houses of Hayward's Grove are in possession of twelve owners, all of whom live, or, as agents say, reside there. But for this, no doubt, the Grove would now be a block of delightful flats with a frontage into Eastney Street; or a day-and-night garage; or the Wire-netting and Garden Accessories Department of Ilankey's Stores. From time to time Mrs. Carstairs, at Number 6, had expressed a willingness to be a twelfth part of the Wire-netting Department, but her situation, in the middle of the Grove, prevented the negotiations from crystallizing into any

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